Original Signed Artwork: World War II Caricature titled ‘Jo Anne - Building Morale for the Navy’ dated 1943

This caricature is an original work of art that captures a particular moment in 20th Century history. It is titled `Jo Anne' and has a full body caricature sketch of a smiling young woman with an awe struck young sailor looking on and exclaiming `WOW.' The sketch appears to be done in grease pencils (a crayon-like medium) and is rendered mainly in black with some accents in blue, red and a pinkish-flesh tone. The art work is on heavy card stock or Manila vellum (the one dollar bill in the photo illustrates the size of the framed art). The artist signed his name near the bottom and although it is difficult to read, the name seems to be `Pauolio' over `43' for 1943. This artist apparently worked along Olvera Street in Los Angeles since there is a rubber stamped legend in the lower right hand corner that proclaims: `Souvenir of Olvera St., Los Angeles.

Jo Anne, the subject of the caricature seems to have one of the popular hair styles of the 1940s and is also wearing a very short skirt. And while one could construct a dozen stories to explain the meaning of the drawn scene, I'll leave it up to the buyer to determine what best fits this World War II memorabilia. The heavy stock paper that was used to draw on has vertical creases and less noticeable horizontal light folds probably from rolling the card stock and carrying it home after it was initially acquired. If per chance any one can identify the young lady, the artist or who may have framed this art work, please do drop me an email - thanks.

The drawing is professionally framed and ready to hang. The art work is sealed under glass and the paper backing on its reverse is in good condition with just a few paper fractures right along the edge of the back of the frame due to brittleness over time. . The wood frame itself is either bamboo or made to look like bamboo. It is painted red with black accents to add highlights. The backing paper on the reverse of the frame is stamp by the framer and it states: "From Eddins. Custom Picture Framing in the Plaza behind the Inwood Theatre, 5417 Inwood Plaza, Dixon 7845, Dallas, Texas." The 5 digit phone number starting with Dixon certainly suggests that this caricature was probably framed in the 1940s. A wonderful example of historical street art from 68 years ago that would attract attention and interest in most any setting. And who knows if the back of the card stock used by the artist may have been recycled since war rationing was in effect by 1943. Do not let this art work get away from you (place a purchase order soon, before it is too late). And as always, this WWII Jo Anne caricature also comes with my Docs Antiques `no fault' satisfaction guarantee or you may return it using my return policy for a refund (s.

SIZE: The frame measures 23 inches vertically by 20 1/2 inches horizontally and 7/8 inches deep. The visible portion of the paper on which the art work is drawn measures 18 1/2 by 21 inches. This frame is a nice size for displaying along a wall, over a desk, bureau or among a collage of other memorabilia.

CONDITION: The art work is in very good condition and has no fading or staining. The frame and cover glass are also in very good condition with no major nicks, chips or scratches. The heavy manila card stock on which the drawing was rendered shows that the drawing was probably rolled up before it was framed (horizontal folds) . There are also vertical creases that indicate the heavy paper stock may have been rolled differently before the drawing was rendered. There is probably some oxidation to the paper stock due to age, however the extent of toning of the paper is fairly even and not to much darker than manila paper today. A nice drawing in excellent condition for its age that is both scarce and a unique piece of American history. If the buyer is not completely satisfied, then he or she may return the item for a refund (see our refund policy noted below, certain cost not refunded).

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Item ID: RL373.a1034nye

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